MAP @ the Pfaff October 2019 Newsletter
MAP Medfield Day Booth!
First of all, thanks to all those families who donated their time at the MAP booth during Medfield Day. It was a beautiful day and we are always excited to see our past and present MAPsters who stop in to receive one of our traditional MAP buttons and say "hello". Kudos to all the MAP sites for presenting their kid's photos in such a creative way. We rocked it with our disco theme and won BEST BOOTH!
September @ MAP
Welcome Back MAP families! Although summer seems to have flown right before our eyes, we are so excited to start the new year with both new and familiar faces! During the first MAP week, our newcomers adjusted well to our daily routines and those who attended MAP last year had no issue in showing them the ropes! If you haven't noticed, we’ve also done a mini make-over on in our main room, and have maximized space and efficiency to ensure kids get the most out of all we have to offer.
September was a month jam-packed with awesome projects and activities. To list a few, we created adorable mini objects with Leah, had pom pom parties with Nicole, and built awesome craft stick creations with Eric. We also learned about book binding with Dessire and explored the magic of fluorescent light with Katelyn. We are incredibly excited for all that is to come next month, we have no doubt that it’ll be MAPtastic.

1st Round of Clubs have begun!
(Clubs at the Pfaff run from 3:30-5:00)

Mondays: Outdoor Adventure Club
w/Leah- Leah’s outdoor adventures club will tie in the great outdoors with some strategic activities. During the first two weeks of “Outdoor Adventures” club, the kids played a colored scavenger hunt, finding objects in their surroundings the coordinated with different colors. The kids also did a treasure hunt, encouraging kids to work together in order to find “the pot of gold” at Hinkley Pond.
Tuesdays: Magic the Gathering Club
w/Eric- A club favorite! The kids have been able to jump right into the Magic craze, learning the ins and outs of the ever so popular card game. The first few weeks were dedicated to understanding the game and creating their decks. Kids will later have the opportunity to participate in their own Magic: The Gathering tournament.

Wednesdays: How to Draw Club w/Maddie . The kids will be fortunate enough to learn basic drawing, cartooning and anime techniques from Maddie who is a very skilled artist. Kids will come away feeling more confident about their drawing skills
Thursdays: Cooking Club w/ .
Desiree’s “Make it, Bake it” will have mouths watering with her awesome, and easy to make recipes. Kids will learn how to cook delicious meals while also learning about safety in the kitchen. In the first club, the kids made pumpkin pancakes topped with whipped cream and in second, sweet and savory chicken sided a choice of corn or pineapples.
Fridays: Haunted Forest Club with Kurt . Kids will have the opportunity to create a spooky experience for kids at the K-1 site who dare to step foot inside. The Haunted Forest will be presented at Memorial School on Friday, October 25th. 
Early Release Days @ the Pfaff
Kids are released at 11:40. MAP kids are allowed to walk uptown and then back to MAP with a notification from families and an expected time back to MAP. Please let us know if your child will not attend.
Dates to Remember:
Wednesday 10/9 - No School/ MAP Open 8-6
Special Sign Ups Deadline has passed.
Theme:" Viking Day"

Monday 10/14 -   No school and No MAP ~ Columbus Day

Tuesday 10/15 Early Release Day
Theme: "Building Day"

Friday 11/8 - Early Release Day
Theme: TBD
Monday 11/11 No School and No MAP ~ Veterans Day

Wednesday 11/27 - Early Release Day
Theme: TBD
Thurs-Fri. 11/28 &11/29 No School and No MAP~ Closed for Thanksgiving
Next Round of Clubs:
The next round of clubs will start at the end of October. Stay Tuned!!!
HApPy 30th Birthday MAP!!!!
Friday, November 8th (6-9pm @ Memorial School) : Come Celebrate With Us!!! MAP is hosting a 30th birthday celebration and we would love to have our present and past families join us. Food, fun and games will be provided.
Stay tuned for more details, but save the date!
The Staff @ the Pfaff
Eric Adams is beginning his 2nd year at MAP. He lives in Norton with his wife and grew up in Mansfield. He loves playing with his nephews,riding his new classic motorcycle, golfing, basketball, models and playing anything with our MAPsters.
Tom Carlisle working on his 3rd year at MAP.
He is a talented musician who spends his out-of-MAP time teaching music lesson, playing in his band, playing sports, going hiking and kayaking. Tom lives next door in Millis and loves sharing his knowledge for video games with our MAPsters.
Katelyn Cirino is working on her 3rd year at MAP. She is currently attending Bay State College for Management. She manages quite well at MAP by teaching her skilled hand at calligraphy and enjoys the many opportunities to be creative with our MAPsters. Katelyn resides in Attleboro with her family.

Leah Gilbode is our Lead Teacher and has been at MAP for 3 years. She loves hiking and kayaking outdoors and walking her dogs. She studied art at Mass Art.and loves to sculpt and paint. MAP has been a great opportunity for Leah to inspire our MAPsters to be the best them that they can be.

Maddie Hollis is beginning her second year at MAP. She lives in Norwood and is a very talented artist and loves to draw whenever possible. Maddie spent last year at MAP, teaching our MAPsters, The MAGiC the Gathering game and it'sreally caught on. She is a big dog lover and has a Dachshund Terrior named, Gizmo.

Nicole Kniffen is working on her 1st year at MAP. She grew up in Medfield and just moved back home from New Orleans last year. Nicole is another talented artist who specializes in weaving. She studied Biology and Art and also enjoys music and hanging out with her sister, Reese, who is a 4th grade MAPster. She adores animals and loves Halloween.

Desiree Ladd is working on her 2nd year at MAP. She and her husband just moved to Medfield last year with their 4 kids who attend the Medfield schools. Desiree loves art, science, reading, and being a hockey mom. Her favorite pastime is laughing with her co-workers and our MAPsters.

Kurt Jackson is working on his 25th year at MAP. He has lived in Medfield for six years and is working on his 5th year as the Program Director. Kurt enjoys playing sports, art and storytelling. He moonlights as a photographer and loves traveling with his family. He is very proud of the amazing staff that works here at the Pfaff.
Social Contracting
  This week, we are working towards creating a social contract  in which we agree to a list of expected behaviors established by the kids. It will help to guide us and create a positive and supportive program. The idea is that they will be more invested and accountable for the outcomes that occur during the course of the year. This is a process that can take some time to develop, but will be worth the effort. Please take the time to review the contract with your child and discuss the benefits they hold in all walks of life. Social Contract

Homework @ MAP
As usual, our homework room is full each day. Many of the kids realize the advantages of getting it done asap. The homework room is available M-Th 3:45-5:15. We have six chromebooks for the kids to use with a 20 minute time limit when necessary. Please let us know how we can help make your child's homework experience a productive one. We have a homework contract available for families who find it to be helpful to their kid(s).
Contact Us:
Please be sure to call if your child is not going to be attending MAP or is coming to us late. Although the school is trying out a new attendance/dismissal system, families are still expected to notify us directly.

Kurt Jackson Program Director  
 (508) 359-2168
Annette Gallagher  Executive Director  (508) 359-0003

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